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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Apr 3, 2010 6:32pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

None of The Amos and Andy tv series is PD yet. We have to wait til the Mid 2040's.

Mike D.

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Poster: coopie Date: Apr 3, 2010 7:07pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

Excuse me for being so dumb. I just joined.

What does PD mean ?

Coopie

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Poster: quigs Date: Apr 4, 2010 11:02am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

First of, welcome and enjoy all that is here. Second, you are not; a lot of people do not know what PD(public domain) is and Third, stick around and have fun.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Apr 3, 2010 7:27pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

Hiya Coopie, Welcome! PD = Public Domain. The only way we can post shows here is if they are public domain. ( no copyrights exist )

Mike D

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Poster: coopie Date: Apr 3, 2010 7:39pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

Thank you.

A few years ago when we used the old large Sat. dish, a station showed them and I taped several of them. Also, a friend order tapes from somewhere. Great show. Should be shown on TV. Not as bad or racist as Sanford & son.

Coopie

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Poster: FP   Date: Apr 4, 2010 5:25am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

Yeah. The shows are harmless sitcoms with good acting. Very entertaining. I used to rent them on VHS.

Around 1970, a syndicated special hosted by George Kirby showed clips from A&A, and urged its return to the airwaves. It had been yanked from distribution in a kneejerk over-reaction to the civil rights movements of the 1960s. A few years later, George Jefferson and Sanford and Jimmy J. J. Walker and many other black characters behaved in far more extreme ways than A&A.

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Poster: The Monkey Master Date: Apr 4, 2010 9:48am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

After I read that A&A are copyrighted till 2040, I was wondering if that made the vhs tape of them from "Bridgestone Multimedia" (1996) a bootleg tape. I went to wiki and found that there has never been an offical home video release and all of them are bootleged.

So if you've got any A&A tv episodes, hang on to them becase by 2040, A&A might be lost and forgotten forever.